St. Paul’s has been an active parish since 1885, starting in a small chapel south of the city (now the community of Midnapore) and now from a new building in the community of Lake Sundance ministering to parishioners who live in south-central Calgary, south of Fish Creek Park.
What are the services like?
We have two services on Sunday morning at 8:30 am and 10:00 am from September to June and a single service at 9:30 am during the summer months of July and August. We also have a small intimate service on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 am. For more information on these Eucharistic services please visit our Worship Services page.
What about my kids?
Following the Children's Talk at the 10:00 am service, the children and youth of the parish are invited to attend our Sunday School and Sunday Youth programs held outside the Sanctuary in the hall and chapel respectively. For children 3 and under, we have a supervised nursery area. Children are also welcome to stay with you during the service, or if you are more comfortable, you can stay with your child in our Solace (quiet) room at the back of the Sanctuary. You can find more information about Sunday School, Youth Group and Nursery on our Christian Education page.
What do I wear?
We want you to be comfortable when you worship with us! We never want you to think "I have nothing to wear to church" as you get ready for one of our services. There really is no dress code here. Parishioners dress in a variety of styles, from business casual to jeans, shorts, and t-shirts. We try to be scent -free out of love and respect for those whose health is threatened by fragrances so we ask your co-operation in avoiding using perfumes, after-shave, perfumed hairsprays, etc.
What about Communion?
We invite everyone to the Lord’s Table. To receive the Bread, extend palms, crossed and upward; when offered the chalice, please assist in guiding it by holding the bottom edge with thumb and fingers. If you prefer, you may receive only the bread or the wine. We believe Christ is fully present in either element. If you prefer not to receive the Sacrament, you may ask for a blessing in the traditional manner of crossing your hands over your chest.
Where are the washrooms?
We have both Mens and Womens washrooms on the right hand side of the hallway located to the left of the kitchen.
What about accessibility?
Our facility is fully wheelchair accessible. We also have large print versions of the BAS, the Common Praise Hymn book, the Order of Service and the bulletin available from the sidespeople. If you have trouble hearing the service, please see the sidespeople or the sound person for a hearing device. We have several available.
How can I get connected?
The best way to get connected is to join us in the hall for some fellowship over coffee, tea, juice and snacks after the Sunday service. We would love to get to know you better in a relaxed setting after the service.
If you are interested in joining our parish family, there is a card in boxes at the end of the pews that you can fill out and give to one of our clergy or to a member of Parish Council after the service.
You can also get in touch with the Rev'd Fergus by calling the church at 403-256-1428 or sending him an email.